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Do you love or loathe Valentine’s Day? Part 1

Last year, I took a course in rhetoric. One of our assignments was to write two arguments about one topic, an invective (against) and an encomium (for). My topic was Valentine’s Day. Here is the first argument. Valentine’s Day is … Continue reading

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Sunday #53: December 30, 2012 – The End

When I decided to do 52 Sundays as my “bloject” for 2012, I admit I didn’t actually count the Sundays this year. I assumed 52 weeks in a year would equal 52 Sundays. Perhaps because this year is a leap … Continue reading

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Sunday #52: December 23, 2012 – December Gifts

The weeks before Christmas are always busy. Last minute preparations and shopping take up energy and time. In December, people tend to get obsessed with gifts: who to buy gifts for, what to buy, how much to spend. We focus … Continue reading

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Sunday #51: December 16, 2012 – I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Today I took a pre-Christmas road trip to visit a friend about an hour away. In the car on the way, bundled in my winter coat, scarf and gloves, I looked out over the land covered in snow and the … Continue reading

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Sunday #50: December 9, 2012 – Scary Versus Exciting

This past Tuesday, I completed my last coursework assignment in my Professional Writing program (PROW) at MacEwan University (a book of poetry). In January, I will be doing my workplace learning placements in the field as the last requirements before … Continue reading

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Sunday #49: December 2, 2012 – Haiku, My New Poetic Passion

This semester at MacEwan University in the Professional Writing program (PROW) will be my last semester in classes. Starting in January, I will be doing my workplace learning placements in the field as the last requirements before I graduate. The … Continue reading

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Sunday #48: November 25, 2012 – Do What You Fear

Yesterday, I did something I am proud of. It was a small thing by some people’s standards, but by my standards, it was a small victory. Yesterday afternoon, I held my breath (almost literally) and then I did something I … Continue reading

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